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How to use APP Enforcement?

What is APP Enforcement?

APP Enforcement (APPE) helps network administrator to block applications (IM/P2P/Protocol/Others) on LAN network. The following example shows how to set up APP Enforcement to block LAN clients from using PPTV service.


Set up APP Enforcement

1. Create an APP Enforcement Profile: Click on an Index number to create a new profile at CSM >> APP Enforcement Profile

a screenshot of APPE profile list    

2. Set up the details in the profile.

  1. Enter Profile Name
  2. Choose the category/APP which you want to block.
  3. Click OK to save
a screenshot of a APPE profile which has PPTV enabled    

3. Apply the APP Enforcement Profile to a Firewall Filter Rule: Go to Firewall >> Filter Setup >> Filter Set 2

a screenshot of firewall rule sets    

4. Click on a Filter Rule number to set up a filter.

a screenshot of firewall rules in Rule set 2    

5. Set up the details in the profile.

  1. Enable the Filter Rule.
  2. Select the Direction as LAN/DMZ/RT/VPN -> WAN
  3. Edit the Source IP to which should be blocked from the APP.
  4. Select Filter as Pass Immediately.
  5. Select APP Enforcement as the profile we created in Step 2.
  6. You may also check the Syslog if needed.
  7. Click ‘OK’ to save.
a screenshot of Firewall Rule configuration    

6. With the above configuration, LAN clients with IP address will not be able to use PPTV.

a screenshot of PPTV not working    

7. If "syslog" is enabled the firewall rule, we will see the following message in syslog when APP Enforcement is working.

a screenshot of syslog showing message about APP filtering    



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